Legumex Walker Inc. has confirmed that it will proceed with construction of a canola crushing plant in Warden, Washington, its first plant in the U.S. It is expected to be completed by late 2012 and operational in 2013.
The plant is being built and operated by Pacific Coast Canola, a Washington State company owned 85 per cent by Legumex Walker and 15 per cent by Glencore Grain Investment LLC. The plant is designed to process 1,100 tonnes of canola per day and has a design output capacity of 142,500 tonnes of canola oil and 227,000 tonnes of canola meal per year.
Legumex Walker is a recently formed combination of the Roy Legumex Group of Companies and Walker Seeds Ltd. It is one of the largest processors of pulses and other special crops in Canada, with nine facilities in Saskatchewan and Manitoba.